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Emergencies

What to do in an emergency

In the case of an emergency, call 000.

Extra green waste collections for Berowra, Berowra Heights and Hornsby Heights

The storm on Friday 8 February has hit some areas in our Shire hard and there is a lot of green waste to get rid of, particularly in Berowra, Berowra Heights and Hornsby Heights.

As an immediate response our teams were out there last weekend and helped to re-open roads … but we know there is more work to do. We have now managed to organise an extra one-off green waste clean-up for the above suburbs.

As of Monday 25 February our teams will come through and pick up any storm generated oversize green waste, such as fallen tree debris and large branches, from verges in Berowra, Berowra Heights and Hornsby Heights.

Managing Asbestos Waste After Storms

For information and advice on managing fibro asbestos waste resulting from property damage during the Sydney hailstorm, please read the following Asbestos After Storms brochure.


Bushfire

If you are reporting a bushfire please call the national emergency number 000.

Over one third of Hornsby Shire residents live close to bushland reserves and National Parks. There are many actions that can be undertaken at the personal level to contribute to bushfire preparation and management. Make sure you have a Bushfire Survival Plan and know what to do in the event of a bushfire near you.

Be Prepared for a Bushfire

Bushfire Prone Land Maps

NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service provide fire and emergency services including hazard reduction burns and bushfire survival management plans.

Web: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Fires Near Me: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
Phone: 1800 679 737

Hornsby Rural Fire Service Control Centre

Web: www.facebook.com/HornsbySES
Address: 1049 Pacific Highway, Cowan
Phone: (02) 9883 2000 during business hours

Fire and Rescue

Fire & Rescue NSW provides urban fire and rescue services in NSW.

Web: www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 000


Flood and Storm Damage

State Emergency Services

NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is responsible for floods and storm damage. SES also supports police and other services in search and rescue, major emergencies and disasters.

Web: SES website
Phone: 132 500

Hornsby Unit

Web: www.facebook.com/HornsbySES
Address: 33 Sefton Road, Thornleigh. NSW
Phone: 132 500


Power Outage

AusGrid

AusGrid provides electricity to the vast majority of Hornsby Shire Residents. You can check whether you are within AusGrid's supply network by entering your postcode into AusGrid's Network Area Check form.

Web: www.ausgrid.com.au
Phone: 13 13 88

Check Current Outages

Report a Problem


Services and Information

Emergency Alert

Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about likely or actual emergencies.

Visit www.emergencyalert.gov.au for more information.

Fires Near Me App

Stay up to date with emergency warnings and incident information by downloading the Fires Near Me app. This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.

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Bureau of Meteorology

Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather information and warnings prior to engaging in outdoor activities such as bushwalking, swimming and boating.

Visit www.bom.gov.au for more information.

NSW Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) leads, coordinates and develops capability in the emergency management sector and conducts state-wide welfare and recovery operations when disaster strikes.

Visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au for more information.